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ABQ housing market ends 2017 on a high note

by Elite Asset Management Team

ABQ housing market ends 2017 on a high note

from GAAR News

 

Albuquerque, N.M. — The metro Albuquerque housing market closed out 2017 on a high note, according to the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors.

 

The association said there were 11,477 single-family home sales in 2017, a nearly 7 percent increase over the previous year. The median house price rose almost 4 percent, reaching $196,900.

The association said the number of days homes sat on the market fell from 72 days in 2016 to 54 days in 2017 in the metro area, which encompasses Bernalillo, Valenica, Sandoval, Torrance and parts of Socorro and Santa Fe counties.

Total dollar volume from single-family home sales was $2.7 billion last year, a 12 percent rise from the previous year.

Association President Danny Vigil says last year’s market was difficult for buyers because many homes sold as soon as they were listed, a situation that clearly favored sellers.

“While it’s true that inventory has remained tight all year — a little over a two-month supply at this time — buyers still were not deterred from jumping into the market and were attracted by the area’s variety of price points and property types,” especially new construction, Vigil said.

Homes that were priced right sold fast in popular locations in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, like the Northeast Heights and the Paradise Hills and Taylor Ranch neighborhoods.

“An area that’s coming on strong is Valencia County,” particularly new housing communities in Las Lunas and Belen, said Vigil, an associate broker with Coldwell Banker Legacy. “Young families get really excited about affordable new construction; they only want to worry about landscaping.”

Condominium sales rose more than 11 percent year over year, while the median sales price of condos sold in 2017 increased almost 1.5 percent to $142,000.

While there are about 3,000 properties currently on offer in the metro area, Vigil expects that number to grow appreciably in the next few months and more “for sale” signs will pop up in yards in the spring. “I have five clients teeing up to sell,” said Vigil. “They’re painting, installing carpeting, clearing out the clutter so they can get top dollar.”

Buyers looking to start the new year with a new home will encounter rising interest rates. Rates have been trending up since mid-September, though they remain just barely under 4 percent.

Source: By Steve Sinovic / Journal Staff Writer

Thinking of Selling? It’s a Seller’s Market! Now is the Time!

by Elite Asset Management Team

 

The National final market data on the 2017 housing market is in. Greater Albuquerque Market data is soon to arrive, stand by. Now is the time to sell your home! We are back in a SELLERS MARKET!! YES!!!

2017 Housing Market

Highest level in new-home sales in a decade.

Highest level in previously owned homes sold in over a decade.

Applications to build single-family homes were at a quick pace since August 2007.

 

According to Bloomberg:

“America’s housing market is gearing up for a robust year ahead. Builders are more optimistic, demand is strong and lean inventory is keeping prices elevated.”

 

Buyer traffic was very strong this winter. It was stronger than buyer traffic in spring of last year according to the National Association of Realtors.

The only issue is that the market is low in inventory. A good and balanced market has six months’ worth of inventory and currently there is only four months’ worth of supply. There is a decrease in supply of 9.7% compared to last year.

With the inventory being low, prices are high. This is the opportune time to sell your home. Don’t wait for the supply to increase and prices to drop.

Meet with a realtor like Pete Veres, CRS – Certified Residential Specialist, SRS – Senior Real Estate Specialist who can help you get your home sold. He can provide you with a Free Market analysis when you are ready. Pete Veres has had over 25 years of Sales & Marketing experience and excellent negotiating skills.

You can contact him by calling 505-362-2005 or by emailing him at Pete@nmelite.com.

Here are also some Free Sellers resources. VIP-Seller-Resources

January 2018 RE/MAX National Housing Report

by Elite Asset Management Team

2017 Closes Strong, Record High December Home Prices

 

 

DENVER – While sales dropped slightly from a year ago, December capped off a 2017 of record home prices, speedy sales and low inventory.
 
The January RE/MAX National Housing Report shows the median home price rose 8.1% year-over-year, with 50 of the report’s 54 markets posting increases. At the same time, December sales dropped 3.3% from December 2016, with 39 markets reporting fewer transactions. Making sales harder was a Months Supply of Inventory of 3.7 which is the lowest December figure in the nine-year history of the report. That corresponds with a 14.6% decline in inventory, lengthening a streak of monthly declines that began in November 2008.
 
Also setting a report record for December was the speed of home sales: 57 days. That figured into an overall 2017 median for Days on Market of 52.5 — nearly a week less than the 2016 median of 58.5 days.
 
Home buyers paid record prices in 2017, led by June’s Median Price Sold of $245,000. Prices increased year-over-year in every month of 2017, with December marking the 21st consecutive month of year-over-year price increases dating back to April 2016.
 
“We see the median sales price of homes across the country rising every month, year-over-year, but the days on market and the supply of homes for sale hit record lows in December,” said Adam Contos, RE/MAX Co-CEO. “If inventory keeps getting tighter across the country it’ll be interesting to see how it might affect sales.”
 
Closed Transactions 
Of the 54 metro areas surveyed in December 2017, the overall average number of home sales decreased 2.5% compared to November 2017 and decreased 3.3% compared to December 2016. Fifteen of the 54 metro areas experienced an increase in sales year-over-year including, Trenton, NJ, +13.9%, Richmond, VA, +10.9%, Burlington, VT, +8.1%, and Raleigh-Durham, NC, +5.4%.

Median Sales Price – Median of 54 metro median prices
In December 2017, the median of all 54 metro Median Sales Prices was $232,500, up 3.1% from November 2017 and up 8.1% from December 2016. Only four metro areas saw a year-over-year decrease in Median Sales Price; Anchorage, AK, -6.5%, Wichita, KS, -3.9%, Fargo, ND, -1.8% and Wilmington/Dover, DE, -.90%. Ten metro areas increased year-over-year by double-digit percentages, with the largest increases seen in San Francisco, CA, +17.8%, Las Vegas, NV, +17.1%, Seattle, WA, +13% and Boise, ID, +12.8%. 

Days on Market – Average of 54 metro areas
The average Days on Market for homes sold in December 2017 was 57, up three days from the average in November 2017, and down five days from the December 2016 average. The four metro areas with the lowest Days on Market were Omaha, NE and San Francisco, CA, at 27, Nashville, TN, at 31 and Seattle, WA, at 34. The highest Days on Market averages were in Augusta, ME, at 122 and Chicago, IL, and Miami, FL, at 86. Days on Market is the number of days between when a home is first listed in an MLS and a sales contract is signed.
 
Months Supply of Inventory – Average of 54 metro areas
The number of homes for sale in December 2017 was down 14% from November 2017, and down 14.6% from December 2016. Based on the rate of home sales in December, the Months Supply of Inventory increased to 3.7 from November 2017 at 3.6, but decreased compared to December 2016 at 4.2. A 6.0-months supply indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers. In December 2017, 52 of the 54 metro areas surveyed reported a months supply at or less than 6.0, which is typically considered a seller’s market. The metro areas that saw a months supply above 6.0, which is typically considered a buyer’s market, were Augusta, ME, at 9.5 and Miami, FL, at 8.7. The markets with the lowest Months Supply of Inventory continued to be in the west with San Francisco, CA, at 0.9, Seattle, WA, at 1.4, and Denver, CO, 1.5.

Feel free to contact me and I can help break down exactly what these numbers mean for our local market and for your neighborhood.
And lastly, If you or anyone you know is thinking of buying or selling a home - please call or email me. I'm here to help!
 
Peter Veres
Associate Broker, CRS,ABR,CLHMS,SRES
Elite Asset Management Team - RE/MAX Elite
www.PeteVeres.com
Cell: 505-362-2005
Office: 505-798-1000

Feel free to contact me and I can help break down exactly what these numbers mean for our local market and for your neighborhood.
And lastly, If you or anyone you know is thinking of buying or selling a home - please call or email me. I'm here to help!
 
Peter Veres
Associate Broker, CRS,ABR,CLHMS,SRES
Elite Asset Management Team - RE/MAX Elite
www.PeteVeres.com
Cell: 505-362-2005
Office: 505-798-1000

The Most Important Benefits of Homeownership

by Elite Asset Management Team

 

Majority of Americans, about 91%, believe that owning a home is important (48%) or essential (43%) to achieve the American Dream of owning a home. Although the number of people who believe this is high, most people don’t know the benefits of owning their own home.

There are a huge number of benefits when owning your own home. You may think you only benefit financially, but there are actually more important benefits when owning your own home.

Findings show that homeownership positively impacts educational achievement.

According to researchers, when owning your own home, you get more involved with your community than renters.

Studies show that homeowners and their children are much happier and healthier, even after factoring in the income and educational levels which are also part of positive health outcomes.

It’s not just about the financial benefit. It’s about family, the community, and the American Dream.

Meet with a realtor like Pete Veres, CRS – Certified Residential Specialist & ABR – Accredited Buyers Representative who can help you navigate thru the process and get the job done for you. Pete Veres has had over 25 years of Sales & Marketing experience and excellent negotiating skills.

You can contact him by calling or texting him at 505-362-2005 or by emailing him at Pete@nmelite.com.

He has a great website full of the latest information at www.NMElite.com

 

 

 

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